Theme Parks

Get Your Fair On: The Greater Jacksonville Fair Returns Nov 7-17

Get Your Fair On: The Greater Jacksonville Fair Returns Nov 7-17

With family fun, thrilling rides, live music and champion livestock, it’s fair to say the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair rocks. A colorful new contest added this year could spell a free day at the fair for lucky winners. The opens Nov 7, and continues through Nov 17 at the located in the Sports Complex adjacent to TIAA Bank Field. VIP tickets are available for performance by Uncle Kracker, Eli Young Band, Blanco Brown and Blue Oyster Cult. Free seating is available for all shows with the price of an admission ticket. JaxFairRocks features painted rocks hidden in plain sight across …

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Terror awaits you at Halloween Horror Nights 29

Terror awaits you at Halloween Horror Nights 29, HHN29

Now in its 29th year, ’s has long been chock-full of terrors that will have the most hardened soul quaking in their combat boots. This year is no exception. With a whopping 10 terrifying haunted houses, HHN29 is a horror-lover’s nightmare come true.  The 80s have made a massive comeback over the last couple years and they’re alive and well at Halloween Horror Nights. Most of the houses fit solidly into the theme while a few require you to sort of squint to see the connection. In any case, it’s always a blast to step into the “decade that just …

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Indoor Playgrounds, Adventure Parks, Bowling, Skating, and Other Indoor Activities Around Jacksonville

Pump It Up, Indoor Playgrounds, Trampoline and Adventure Parks, Bowling, Skating, and Other Indoor Activities Around Jacksonville, Florida

As summer stretches on and the temperatures tick skyward, Florida families know that sometimes the best place to play is inside where the AC is cool and sunscreen is not required. Thankfully, the First Coast is home to plenty of indoor activities so you’ll never be bored while beating the heat.  Indoor Playgrounds Bay & Bee (locations at the Beaches and Bartram Springs, www.baynbee.com) Bay & Bee is a locally owned, eco-friendly indoor play space inspired by Montessori and Waldorf educational principles and geared toward children, infant to age 5. In addition to open play, classes and workshops are available …

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Universal Orlando Resort Announces Ambitious New Theme Park Coming to Florida: Universal’s Epic Universe

Universal Orlando Resort Announces Ambitious New Theme Park Coming to Florida: Universal’s Epic Universe, Concept Art

“Universal’s Epic Universe” Will Bring Experiences Beyond Your Wildest Imagination to Life Universal Orlando Resort is building a new, fourth, theme park to be called Universal’s Epic Universe. The vision: create an entirely new level of experience that forever changes . Universal’s Epic Universe will take guests on a journey where beloved stories expand into vibrant lands – and where that journey is as much a part of their adventure as the ultimate destination. “Our new park represents the single-largest investment Comcast NBCUniversal has made in its theme park business and in Florida overall,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and …

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Top 5 New and Upcoming Theme Park Attractions in Florida

Tigris Opening Bush Gardens Tampa Bay, Top 5 New and Upcoming Theme Park Attractions in Florida

There’s nothing more road trip-worthy than Florida’s theme parks, and this summer is a great time to brave the crowds and the heat. This year all of the major theme parks in the state have either already unveiled new attractions or will have something new to share in the coming months. Here’s a look at the five new additions we’re most excited about: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios For over 40 years the franchise has been a global phenomenon, keeping generations of fans transfixed on amazing adventures that happened “a long time ago in a galaxy far, …

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Camping is Like Childbirth: A Trip to Fort Wilderness at Disney with Kids

Camping is Like Childbirth: A Trip to Fort Wilderness at Disney, Photo by Jessica Stevenson

“Camping was like childbirth.” I explained to my friend after my husband and I decided to give camping as a family a try this January. I am already planning our next camping adventure in my head, even though just a few days ago I was lying on a freezing air mattress, with a four year old as physically close to me as possible without crawling back inside his first home, and swearing to myself, “I will never do this again! Never!” Yet, somehow I am pretty sure we will do it again, and possibly even make it an annual thing.  …

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MOSH 2.0 – Museum of Science & History to Transform Southbank Riverfront Through Renovation and Expansion

MOSH, Museum of Science & History, Site wide from above, Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, Southbank, Riverwalk

Strategic upgrades and enhancements will significantly increase Museum’s capacity to serve Northeast Florida residents and visitors Leaders from the today announced plans to renovate and expand the Museum’s campus and capacity. The proposed changes are projected to more than double the number of people the Museum can serve annually, from 229,239 in 2017 to an estimated 468,000 by 2023, while positioning the institution as a public gathering space for lifelong learning and experiential education. Plans include an expansion of the Museum’s total square footage from 77,000 square feet to 120,000 square feet; reorienting the Museum’s entryway toward the St. Johns …

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Get Spooked at Halloween Horror Nights 28 at Universal Orlando

Each fall for the last 28 years, Universal Orlando has been dishing up a heaping helping of fear with Halloween Horror Nights, a multi-night event that consists of terrifying houses, scream-inducing scarezones and stage shows that never cease to amaze. This year the creatives behind the event have upped the ante, giving horror fans a record-breaking ten haunts. For HHN 28, horror lovers are headed back to the 80s, with houses and scare zones that are either ripped directly from the time-period or evoke that feeling. Five of the houses are based on films and TV shows, and five are …

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HHN2018: Halloween Horror Nights is Now Open at Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights 2018 is Now Open, HHN2018, Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios

The world’s premier Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights, is now open at Universal Orlando Resort – with more haunted houses and scares than ever before. With a total of 36 record-breaking nights through November 3, Halloween Horror Nights 2018 will be the most intense event in history. Cinematic greats, slasher films, cult classics and original nightmares inspired by the past will come to life as guests face 10 disturbingly-real haunted houses, five scare zones and one powerhouse live show. Guests will: Find themselves in the Upside Down where they will come face-to-face with the predatory Demogorgon from Netflix’s original series “Stranger …

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8 Waterparks Around Jacksonville To Checkout This Summer

Adventure Landing, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Waterparks, EU Jacksonville

BEAT THE HEAT WITH WATERPARKS Ahhh, summer! The days are longer, the temperatures are soaring, and people start getting desperate for any opportunity to cool off. For some, that means cranking the A/C and trying not to think of the sky-high electric bill coming their way. For others, especially the young and the young at heart, getting out and getting wet is the way to go. If you fall into the latter category, Florida has plenty of opportunities for a splashing good time. Experience some thrills while you chill at these waterparks in and around the Jax area. Shipwreck Island …

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